Sunday, 26 March 2017

Video Tutorial by Virag

Hi My Crafty Friends, 

I would like to show you my latest project. I haven't prepared any art journal pages long time ago. It was a really great feeling to come back to this wonderful crafting activity. 

I imagined a vivid vintage creation before I started the process so I decided to use turquoise and pink colours with vintage paper patterns. 

I made a video tutorial for you to follow the creative process:


Here is the page spread: 


Here are some close ups: 





Do not forget to join our monthly challenge. Anything goes with the wonderful moodboard. 
Here are the details: March Challenge

Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs,



Sunday, 12 March 2017

MMW#23: Anything Mixed Media Goes - with optional twist

Hello everyone! 

I hope you enjoyed the last challenge and are looking forward to the next one! Last time it was easy for you as you could enter any mixed media project. There are so many amazing entries we will need to take a few days to decide on our winner and our Fab 3. I will be back next week to reveal the lucky winners. 

The brand new team are exited to be bringing you their very first inspiration this month and you are in for a real treat! This month, you can once again enter anything you like, but we also have a Mood Board as an optional twist. We would really like to see how you would interpret it. 




The wonderful makes from my lovely DT ladies are below so enjoy! 

On the cover of my notebook I wanted to portray the horse in the frosty morning forest. Crystal morning, frosty air. Soon the sun comes out and the frost a starts to melt.

Video here






Ingrid
I really enjoy creating abstract mixed media art. I had fun with PaperArtsy Grunge paste, Prima Heavy Gesso, Lindy's sprays, Decoart Acrylic spray, some  inks and more... 







Irena
Hi Mixed Media World's friends! Irena here. This is my first inspirational post for Mixed Media World.
I decided to create a 20x60 canvas "A promise for Spring". I found places for all pieces of the Mood board while having lots of fun.


Video here








Leslie
March is a fickle month: either more Winter or, hopefully, Spring is about to appear. My altered bottle, Ice Melt, celebrates the coming of Spring. I incorporated the theme and colors in the moodboard - melting ice, renewal, blue sky and sunlight. So, in the spirit of renewal, an orange Halloween glass bottle is reborn via gesso, crackle paste, modeling paste, spray mists, old lace, handmade flowers and embellishments!






Maria
I looove our March moodboard! Its colour scheme resembles a lot the colours of early Spring behind my window. I created two tags inspired by several elements from our moodboard - the colour scheme, the red berries and even the horse :)




Ola
I think on my notebook is still a winter. You can find there remnants of ice and frozen earth. But also a few flowers and a little fairy sitting and waiting patiently for spring.
I chose for my cover a piece of cotton fabric in blue-gray color and I started with chipboard die cuts, skeleton leafs and crackle paste to create a texture. Next I added all embellishments and covered them with a white gesso. After all the layers have dried, I painted everything with mists and Opal Magic acrylic paints.






Torsa
Live Love Laugh : Winter canvas
I have created a winter canvas for March challenge . "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant" so enjoy this winter ..live in this moment , enjoy this moment to it fullest !!
I have used lots of Lindy's Spray Mist ,Snowflake paste, art stones and Dusty Attic chipboard !!





I prepared a mixed media canvas for the mood board of March. I rarely use red colour, this is my very first scrapbook creation with this colour. 
The inspiration board is full of winter style pictures, but I tried to make something without referencing any of the seasons. It is all about white, black and red.





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Wow! I mean,... wow! I don't know about you, but I'm totally in love with ALL of these and the DT ladies totally smashed it! I am now very excited to see what you will come up with and how you will interpret the mood board. 

Good luck with you entry! You could win 3 gorgeous images from the Old Vintage Shop on Etsy! They are great for collages and all sorts of mixed media fun so I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! 

THE OLD DESIGN SHOP

Have fun with the challenge and stay creating! Big crafty hugs.. 

Ingrid and the wonderful DT Ladies! xxx 


Thursday, 9 March 2017

DT Intro: Leslie Lineberry

Hi everyone!

I have the pleasure of introducing our 5th and last new DT member, the talented...




"My name is Leslie Lineberry from the state of Montana in the USA where I was born and raised. During the weekdays, I manage a busy dental office, but when the weekend arrives you can find me in my little corner of our basement: my 'art studio'. I am so blessed to have an amazing supportive husband who understands his quirky, artsy wife and a son and daughter who inspire me everyday! Over the years I have painted in oil, acrylic, watercolor; done batik, quilling, scratch board canvas work, polymer clay, beadwork and more. As you can see, I am a "Hobby Hoarder". Less than a year ago, I began combining many mediums at once in the form of Mixed Media art and I realized I had finally arrived where my artistic soul was trying to take me!"

Name: Leslie Lineberry

Blog: Art, It's What's For Dinner - http://www.artfordinner.gallery/blog

From: Montana, USA

Achievements: Published in Mixed Up Magazine, Guest Designer for The Vintage Journey, winner of monthly mixed media challenges throughout 2016

About: During the weekdays, I manage a busy dental office, but the weekends are reserved for my happy creative time. I am so blessed to have an amazing supportive husband who understands his quirky, artsy wife and a son and daughter who inspire me everyday! Over the years I have painted in oil, acrylic, watercolor; done batik, quilling, scratch board canvas work, polymer clay, beadwork and more. As you can see, I am a "Hobby Hoarder". When I began combining many mediums at once in the form of Mixed Media art, I realized I had finally arrived where my artistic soul was trying to take me!

Favourite Colors: Blue-Greens and Browns

Favourite Media: Modelling paste, acrylic paint and sprays

Must Have: Gesso - White, Black and Clear

What Inspires You: Everything! Nature, word images, texture, you name it! And, I have learned so much from watching tutorials of so many talented artists. The passion for art is a wonderful thing to share.

My Style: My style is textured assemblage art. I love to take bits of junk and trash and recycle it into an altered piece that becomes a 3-D Hidden Pictures. I have gradually taught everyone around me not to throw anything away before showing it to me first. There are so many treasures out there just waiting to be reborn!

Links to my social media & galleries:


Instagram: Lesliline
Facebook: Leslie Lineberry

What Kind of Projects I do?
Assemblage and Altered Art

And a few samples of Leslie's wonderful work... 




Welcome to the team, Leslie! I'm so glad you could join us here! 

All the best to you! We'll be back with a new challenge and heaps of inspiration on Sunday!!! Until then.... have fun and stay creative ;) xxx

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

DT Intro: Torsa Saha

Hello and thank you for stopping by today!

We have a fourth DT member to introduce and it is the very talented...




Name: Torsa Saha

Blog name: Torsa’s E{art}h

From: Lives in USA, born in India

Achievements: Design team member at Art Anthology, Mixed media warriors and here at Mixed Media World and I want to say “Miles to go before I sleep “ !!

Favourite colours: All shades of Teal and blue!!

Favourite media: Modelling paste, embossing powder and spray mists

My absolute 'must have' when creating: Spray Mist, and Heat tool ( I am very impatient person while creating )

About: I am a software engineer by profession, but Art is my passion, my dream and something I breathe for. I have studied fine arts (Oil painting, Acrylic and Charcoal) for almost 20 years!! I have started my Mixed Media Journey last year!! I love colours!! I need almost 10 different shades of every colour and always try to depict a story through my creation!!
I am addicted to Coffee!! I love to spend hours at my studio with my coffee. I collect different coffee mugs from different places. I love to listen music when I am crafting!!
If I am doing nothing, I am doing art journaling with my favourite quotes even in my mind!!
I love to travel and visit different places!! I love to live in the moments!!

What inspires me: I get inspired by nature, life, books, quotes, songs, current affairs , Facebook, YouTube !! I really want to take one name here - Marta Lapkowska - she is the reason behind my Mixed Media!! For me she is constant source of inspiration!!

My style: I don’t want to confined myself in one style!! I love to explore every different style!! Journaling on canvas is one of my favourite because I love to hang them at my studio!!

Links to my social media & galleries:

Instagram: torsa.saha
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/torsa.saha?qsefr=1

What kind of projects I do? 

That’s a very tricky question for me!! I love to use beautiful photos for my project, and I am very choosy about the photograph of my project. Sometimes I love to use different photographs. and blend them in my project. I used to do lot of fussy cut in my project!! But for any project, background and colour remains as my main theme!!

And a few samples of Torsa's wonderful work...





Welcome to the MMW team, Torsa! It's great to have you here with us! 

All the best xxx